Chase Elliott has finally spoken of the clash between his and Busch car in the Wednesday’s Toyota 500 at the Darlington Raceway.
Elliott feels unlucky to be “on the poor end of a rare mistake” from Busch. He won’t surely be any unlucky from having a good shot at finishing the race in the first position and actually finishing in the 38th.
Speaking in a Zoom call with reporters, Elliott said:
I think that (Busch) was trying to make a spot that wasn’t there. Much like I told him, I get that mistakes happen and that’s part of life. I get it, but he’s just not a guy that makes many mistakes. For me to be on the poor end of a rare mistake on his end, at the end of the day, is unfortunate for me and my team.
Elliott also feels that his reaction of showing the middle finger to Busch after he came out of the car is justified.
I thought it was warranted, and he was deserving.
While Elliott has accepted the apology from Busch, he is still disappointed that the clash cost him “a shot at a win”.
What did it tell me about him? I learned he made a mistake and I was on the wrong end of it. He apologized to me. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change the result. At the end of the day, it still costs us a shot at a win. At the end of the day that’s really the bulk of what matters to me and my team because we’re in the business to perform more than anything.